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Principal Research Associate

Framingham, Massachusetts



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We are seeking a Principal Research Associate to work as a member of the Bioprocess Analytics team, which is part of Biologics Development, based in Framingham, MA. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team to support a strong pipeline of R&D programs within Sanofi during early and late stage process development. The ideal candidate is required to have significant industry experience with analysis and characterization of biologic therapeutic protein products using a variety of analytical methods.


  • Provide analytical testing support for R&D projects in the pipeline.
  • Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, troubleshoot assay
  • Perform method transfers from other groups and external partners. 
  • Implement cutting-edge technologies to improve throughput in-process testing and enhance capability of product biological characterization.
  • Contribute to documentation and preparation of reports and scientific presentations.
  • Prepare technical reports, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) qualification reports, study protocols and reports, and scientific journal publications and presentations.
  • Mentor, train/lab supervision of junior team members in analytical methods transfer, implementation, execution and documentation 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of relevant industry experience or Masters degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Industry experience in protein analytics using UPLC/HPLC, CE-SDS, cIEF, BLI, LC/MS, electrophoresis, ELISA-based immunoassays, etc.
  • Knowledge of GxPs, ICH/USP guidelines, regulations and procedure
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment
  • Well-organized, strong scientific curiosity, self-motivated, hard-working and detail-oriented individual able to work successfully in both a team/matrix environment as well as independently.
  • Industrial experience working in a biotechnology/pharmaceutical company with a sound understanding of protein therapeutic process development.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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